Skip to page content
Return to Top

October 29th

Rachel Mayfield


as a child, I loved helping

my mother with the laundry.

I would bury my face in

the pile of hot clothes

fresh out of the dryer

today I am in

my frigid and sterile office,

copying papers for the millionth time.

I hug the papers as they come

hot out of the machine,

pulling the warmth close to my body

as I contemplate the meaning of life